US Firm Woxi Media Launches SmartPod to Indian TV Market

By : Subscribe to Rohit's | December 6, 2012 4:16 PM IST

US company Woxi Media on Wednesday unveiled Android-based SmartPod (set-top box) in India.

"SmartPod will revolutionise the way people consume the internet and enjoy gaming on TV. SmartPod features AppCasts technology that delivers various content applications through one Android application on the device," said Woxi Media president Amit Gattani, The Times of India reported. 

The company claimed that the SmartPod installation will convert any normal TV to smart TV. The SmartPod hosts multiple user login (eight) feature and a personalized account.

This feature allows customers to have separate Facebook, Email and browser history.

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The set-top box comes with a QWERTY based remote control with custom hot keys for easy navigation on television. The remote has 2.4GHz RF (Radio Frequency) connectivity. This feature enables the user to change channels without having to point the remote to the television (10 meter, non-line of sight).

The remote is packed with an accelerometer and motion-sensor for advanced gaming.

Key specifications of Woxi SmartPod include:

Model

SmartPod (WOX100)

OS

Android 2.3.6,Enhanced with

Multi-user capability and TV Optimization

Processor

ARM Cortex A9

GPU

ARM Mali 400 GPU, with 2D/3D

Hardware acceleration

Dimensions

110.0x110.0x25.0 mm

Internal Memory

512MB RAM

Storage Memory

2GB Internal Flash memory

External Slot

SDHC memory card expandable

Up to 32 GB along with two USB 2.0 ports

Video Resolutions

HDMI 480p, 720p, 1080i, HD 1080p...

Power

DC 5V 2A, 110-240 AC

Price

Rs. 9,499/-

The SmartPod has another feature - Internet gaming - wherein users can play Angry Birds, Cut-the-Rope, Fruit Ninja and newer games as they come out.

The SmartPod will be available in select electronic retail shops across the country. The set-top box can be purchased for ₹9,499 at Croma stores in Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and Pune, reported The Indian Express.

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